Be polite, amiable and friendly to
every one; but be all this in reality. A young
woman who behaves with great friendliness toward
any person she secretly detests and talks about in
an unkind manner, plays the part of a hypocrite.
In the Garden of Olives, Judas greeted and kissed
the Redeemer, at the very time when he was
treating Him with shameful ingratitude and dis-
graceful treachery. ~ Father Lasance, Catholic Girl’s Guide
We met in October for our second meeting of the 2011-2012 session. Ruth & Naomi were the saints chosen for the month.
We had 30 girls in attendance. Two new girls joined us. We are now at a grand total of 37.
As always, we started with Mass. The girls are working on showing their Love of God by reverently entering the Church, participating in Mass, and exiting the Church. We had a small hiccup on the exiting. It required us to make another attempt and shorten our snack/social time. All for!
We recapped what we learned last month, Mary-Mother of God and cheerfulness. A few girls volunteered to recite the designated memory verse.
We then discussed the lives of Ruth & Naomi. I retold their story from this recap. The girls were drawn into Ruth’s selflessness and devotion to her mother-in-law and friend, Naomi. The girls further discussed the virtue of friendliness. As always, the girls enjoyed sharing their ways to show friendliness.
Father L was able to make a visit this month. Father spoke about the Holy Rosary, Guardian Angels, and he offered a Q&A session. The girls were allowed to ask Father anything that their heart desired. They were delighted to learn more about Father L. He closed his session with a blessing.
I chose a craft that tied in friends and the Rosary (since it was the month of Our Lady of the Rosary),a single decade friendship rosary. I had plenty of help from moms.
I divided the girls into groups of six. The cord was pre-cut and knotted so that the girls could begin their beading. One girl would take her rosary cord around the table. Her fellow Little Flowers would place a bead of their choice onto the cord. Once all the ten beads were threaded, the mom helper would tie another knot and assist the LF with the remainder of her decade rosary. This process was repeated for each LF at the table.
Handouts: (in order)
- Friendliness Divider Sheet
- Friendliness Activity Sheet
- Ruth & Naomi Coloring Page – Curmudgeonry
- Friendliness Memory Verse – Shower of Roses
- Ruth & Naomi Word search
- Ruth & Naomi & Friendliness Info – Shower of Roses
- Ruth & Naomi Crossword
- Ruth & Naomi Word search
- Friendly Coloring Page – Pondered in My Heart
- Little Flowers Link Up ~ Shower of Roses
"Where you go, I will go; where you lodge, I will lodge; your people shall be my people, and your God my God.” ~Ruth 1:16